The National Science Foundation's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) seeks to increase the number of students (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) receiving associate or baccalaureate degrees in established or emerging fields within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Type 1 proposals are solicited that provide for full implementation efforts at academic institutions. Type 2 proposals are solicited that support educational research projects on associate or baccalaureate degree attainment in STEM.

UO Professor Emeritus Daniel Udovic, Biology & Environmental Studies, is the organizer for the annual national meetings of the grantees of NSF's STEM Talent Enhancement Program.

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  • Breakout Presentations 

    Udovic, Daniel (National Science Foundation (U.S.), 2012-03)
    Breakout presentation materials include Powerpoint presentations, supporting documents and notes.
  • Meeting Packet/Handouts for STEP 2012 Grantees Meeting 

    Udovic, Daniel; STEP 2012 (National Science Foundation (U.S.), 2012-03-14)
    Contents include PDF versions of the handouts that were included in the meeting packet for the 2012 STEP Grantees Meeting. These include the meeting agenda, descriptions of the breakout sessions, the poster session organizer, ...
  • STEP Leadership Workshop 2011 Closing Plenary Session 

    Udovic, Daniel; STEP Leadership Workshop (2011 : University of Oregon). Closing Plenary Session (National Science Foundation (U.S.), 2011-10-17)
    Closing session of Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Society (STEP) leaders convene to share ideas and best practices, and develop communities of practice.
  • STEP Leadership Workshop 2011 Introductory Plenary Session 

    Udovic, Daniel; STEP Leadership Workshop (2011 : University of Oregon). Introductory Plenary Session (National Science Foundation (U.S.), 2011-10-17)
    Introductory session of Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Society (STEP) leaders convene to share ideas and best practices, and develop communities of practice.
  • Using STEPcentral.net 

    Udovic, Daniel (National Science Foundation (U.S.), October 20)
    An introduction to joining and participating in the STEPcentral.net online community.
  • Fostering STEP Community: Project Summary 

    Udovic, Daniel (National Science Foundation (U.S.), October 20)
    A summary of the project 'Fostering Community in the STEM Talent Enhancement Program: Annual Meetings, a Community Website, and On-Line Activities.'
  • STEP Leadership Workshop: Draft Agenda 

    Udovic, Daniel; Hulpke, Kate; STEP Leadership Workshop (2011 : University of Oregon) (National Science Foundation (U.S.), October 20)
    Agenda of the National Science Foundation STEP Leadership Workshop, October 16-17, 2011, University of Oregon. (STEP = Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math Talent Expansion Program.)
  • Communities of practice: A brief introduction 

    Wenger, Etienne (National Science Foundation (U.S.), October 20)
    The term "community of practice" is of relatively recent coinage, even though the phenomenon it refers to is age-old. The concept has turned out to provide a useful perspective on knowing and learning. A growing number of ...
  • Meeting Packet/Handouts for STEP 2011 Grantees Meeting 

    Udovic, Daniel (National Science Foundation, 2011-03-17)
    Contents include Microsoft office and PDF versions of the handouts that were included in the meeting packet for the 2011 STEP Grantees Meeting. These include the meeting agenda, descriptions of the breakout sessions, the ...
  • Lessons Learned: Best Practices and Strategies for Supporting Students’ Success in Science and Engineering 

    Hrabowski, Freeman III (National Science Foundation, 2011-03-18)
    In the light of increasingly competitive global markets and rapid technological and demographic changes at home, it is imperative that America produce many more well prepared scientists and engineers from all backgrounds. ...
  • Meeting Information for STEP 2011 Grantees Meeting 

    Udovic, Daniel (National Science Foundation, 2011-03-17)
    Presentation includes meeting agenda and structure, acknowledgment of participants and Advisory Board, description of breakout sessions, panels and workshops and preview of new website.
  • Becoming Institutional Change Agents in STEM 

    Dowd, Alicia C. (National Science Foundation, 2011-03-17)
    In releasing its 2010 report Preparing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators, the National Science Board emphasized the need to make STEM fields more inclusive of underrepresented students and called for a “renewed ...